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UP – Baguio freshman represents CAR in nat’l PH Stat Quiz

BAGUIO CITY (PIA). - - The regional championship for the 26th Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) was successfully conducted with Charles Dwight Pelaez, a freshman of the University of the Philippines – Baguio,  winning over  19 other contestants from different higher education institutions in the region.

For this feat, Pelaez earns the right to represent the Cordillera region in the 2022 national tilt set on December 6, 2022.

The top three winners of the 26th PSQ Regional Championship with UP Baguio head coach Rizavel Addawe and UC head coach Jonas Depaynos. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Finishing in second place   is Joshua Abiezer Marayag, also of UP Baguio while in third place is Zhyrel Shan Bangnan of the University of the Cordilleras.

Aside from the trophies, the top three winners also received cash prizes.

The  PSQ Regional Championship was held at the UP Baguio Hemnacio De Amianan on  November 14  with two delegates each from UP – Baguio, UC, Saint Louis University, Kings College of the Philippines (La Trinidad, Benguet), Apayao State College, Mountain Province State Polytechnic College, Benguet State University, Easter College (Baguio City), Divine Word College of Bangued (Abra),  and Baguio Central University.

The PSQ is an annual competition being spearheaded by the Philippine Statistics Authority for Filipino freshmen enrolled in any private or public college or university in the country.


 It aims to assess the competency and skills of students in statistics as acquired from the secondary education curriculum; promote, enhance, and instill awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of science, statistics in particular, among the students, and generate public awareness on the important uses of statistics in all development-planning activities and win overall support for all government statistical activities.

The COVID – 19 pandemic hindered the staging of the PSQ in 2020 and 2021. In the 2019 PSQ, Sid Piolo Sta. Teresa, a UP – Baguio freshman, bagged fifth place.

The Cordillera already won five national PSQ championships - in 1999, 2002, 2008, 2010 and 2015. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)


The PSQ contingents in action. (CCD/PIA CAR)
The 2022 Cordillera PSQ regional finalists in a photo opportunity. (CCD/PIA CAR)

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